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Mind Set Daily – May 13, 2014

May 13th, 2014

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Russia to Begin Moon Colonization in 2030Russia to Begin Moon Colonization in 2030
Russia has drafted a program for colonization of the moon, and plans to send the first expeditions to build a permanent lunar base in 2030.

“The moon is a space object for the future exploration by terrestrial civilization, and a geopolitical competition for the Moon’s natural resources may begin in the 21st century,” said a report on a potential lunar program prepared by the Russian Academy of Sciences.

The program aims to build an inhabited moon base and testing ground by the middle of the century, which would allow mineral extraction on Earth’s only natural satellite.

Previous lunar expeditions, which started with the USSR’s Luna program in 1959 and the US landing the first man on the Moon 10 years later, discovered aluminum, iron, titanium, rare earths and other minerals. Now it’s up for grabs just think about it…

NSA to Control the Stock MarketNSA to Control the Stock Market
An upcoming surveillance hub monitoring all investment transactions in real-time will allow the National Security Agency unparalleled ability to manipulate the stock market.

Through the use of the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)’s latest database, which keeps investor data in the same centralized location, the NSA could easily capture private, financial data on targeted investors and even influence the stock market as a whole.

And it appears that the dragnet database, called the Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (CARDS), was designed with such vulnerabilities in mind. The database will also make it easier for corporate entities and high frequency traders to rig markets.

Further NSA documents from 2010 show that the NSA also targets the transactions of customers of large credit card companies like VISA for surveillance. So the next time you make a move in the stock market you may be trading more than you expected, just think about it…

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Mind Set Daily – April 24, 2014

April 23rd, 2014

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Humans Will Compete with Droids for Jobs by 2040, study claimsHumans Will Compete with Droids for Jobs by 2040, study claims
By 2040, cabs will be driven by Google robots, shops will become showrooms for online outlets and call centres will be staffed by intelligent droids.

That’s the scenario depicted in recent research which suggests robots could be taking over our lives and jobs in less than 30 years.The competition for work caused by a rise in the robots population will see us heading to surgeons for ‘additional processing power for our brains’, they claim. We may also be requesting bionic implants for our hands that will make us able to perform tasks as fast as any machine.

Those who take these risks and innovate with their own bodies will be the biggest earners in 2040, they claim. Experts expect the current 37.4 hour working week to increase by a third to 50.5 hours. The gloomy study predicts we will work several ‘micro jobs’ from a desk in our bedroom, and across different time zones.

Smarter software and hardware such as wearable devices are already changing the way we communicate and this will continue to develop rapidly.‘But it will also alter the way robots or artificial intelligences interact with us, as call centre workers are replaced by machines that can learn and question.Humans may even feel the need to compete against such artificial intelligences for jobs, as genetic or android technology develops to the extent we can self-improve in the same way as a software upgrade. Just think about it…

 

Eyes Over Compton How Police Spied on a Whole City

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent a civilian aircraft over Compton, California, capturing high-resolution video of everything that happened inside that 10-square-mile municipality.

If it’s adopted, Americans can be policed like Iraqis and Afghanis under occupation–and at bargain prices.

Many Americans elect their own sheriffs. This is the future if nothing is done to stop them. A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?

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Mind Set Daily – April 22, 2014

April 21st, 2014

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Camera in Your EyeCamera in Your Eye
What could be better than Google Glass? Well something that is both cooler and smaller and still eyeball-centric is a patent for a camera-containing contact lens, filed by Google in late 2012.

Sensors on the contact lens would detect blinks and respond to commands based on those blinks. The camera sits below the pupil on the contact, so it shouldn’t obstruct vision. Because the camera is on the eyeball, it follows the wearer’s gaze, potentially recording anything he or she sees, as he or she sees it.

This isn’t the first time Google has talked about putting a computer on an eyeball. Earlier this year, it announced development of a contact lens that checks tears for blood sugar levels and communicates with insulin pumps. These are just two of Google’s contact lens patents; there are at least five more in the works. It is all very eye opening, just think about it…

 

Scientists to Test Artificial Blood in HumansScientists to Test Artificial Blood in Humans
Scientists have found a way to produce human blood, potentially on an industrial scale — thanks to a certain University of Edinburgh professor, Marc Turner, and his program’s funds from the Wellcome Trust.

With this new method, scientists hope they’ll produce a sort of “limitless” supply of type-O red blood cells, free of diseases and able to be transfused into any patient.

The technique will be tested in live humans for the first time, in a trial running through 2016 or 2017.

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Mind Set Daily – April 15, 2014

April 14th, 2014

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DNA Nanobots Deliver Drugs in Living CockroachesDNA Nanobots Deliver Drugs in Living Cockroaches
It’s a computer – inside a cockroach. Nano-sized entities made of DNA that are able to perform the same kind of logic operations as a silicon-based computer have been introduced into a living animal.

The DNA computers – known as origami robots because they work by folding and unfolding strands of DNA – travel around the insect’s body and interact with each other, as well as the insect’s cells. When they uncurl, they can dispense drugs carried in their folds.  DNA nanorobots could potentially carry out complex programs that could one day be used to diagnose or treat diseases.

DARPA’s New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman FutureDARPA’s New Biotech Division Wants To Create A Transhuman Future
The Pentagon’s advanced research wing has announced its latest budget — and whoa, does DARPA ever have some ambitious plans for the future. Their new Biotech unit will be harnessing biology for national security, and dealing with everything from stopping plagues to building synthetic soldiers.

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The Poker: Programme 3

April 9th, 2014

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Programme 3: The Apollo Moon Landings

In this episode of “The Poker”, host Ben Emlyn-Jones looks into the fascinating and controversial theory that the Apollo Moon Landings of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s where in fact hoaxed!

If you have ever been curious about the moon landings, this is a must listen episode!

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Mind Set Daily – April 8, 2014

April 7th, 2014

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Yellowstone Animal ExodusYellowstone Animal Exodus
A video with lines of bison and other animals ‘fleeing’ Yellowstone National Park in the US have raised fears that the supervolcano underneath the park is preparing to erupt, but how much truth — if any — is there to this claim?

 

 

Networks Set to Air Live Moon Landing in 2015Networks Set to Air Live Moon Landing in 2015
The Science Channel and the Discovery Channel will be teaming up to air a live lunar landing, calling it an “Apollo Moment” for the millennial generation.

The networks have teamed with Google Lunar XPRIZE, which is a $30 million competition where teams aim to land an unmanned aircraft on the moon by December 31, 2015.

Not only will the networks air the actual landing, but they will air a miniseries that will follow these teams throughout their entire process.

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